University Scholars Series presents Natalie Boero

by Office of the Provost

Please join us for a presentation by Natalie Boero, Associate Professor in the Sociology Department.

The Office of the Provost, the University Library, and the Spartan Bookstore cordially invite you to attend the University Scholar Series. This series provides a unique opportunity for showcasing the important research and scholarly activities of SJSU faculty members. The second presentation of the Spring semester is next Wednesday, March 20th from Noon to 1pm in The Martin Luther King Jr Library, rooms 225/229.

Natalie Boero’s book, Killer Fat: Media, Medicine, and Morals in the American “Obesity Epidemic,” examines how and why obesity has emerged as a public health concern and national obsession in recent years.  The book enters the world of bariatric surgeries and diet programs to show how common expectations of what bodies should look like help determine what interventions and policies are considered urgent in containing this epidemic.  This book offers an alternate framing of obesity based on the insights of the “Health at Every Size” movement.

The final speaker for the Fall semester is:

  • Joel Franks, April 24th, The Barnstorming Hawaiian Travelers: A Multiethnic Baseball Team Tours the Mainland, 1912-1916

All students, faculty, and staff members are invited to attend these events. Members of the public are welcome as well!

Please view the University Scholar Series website for more information.

We hope to see you there!

2013/2014 Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholarship Program Available Now

by Office of the Provost, SJSU

Application forms for the 2013/2014 Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholarship Program are now available.  Please share this information with eligible students.  Each pre-doctoral award is for $3,000.  The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the diversity of the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of diverse CSU students.  Each of the selected pre-doctoral scholars works closely with a CSU faculty sponsor to develop overall plans leading ultimately to enrollment in a doctoral program.  Each plan is tailored to the specific goals and educational objectives of the student.  A committee of faculty from the CSU and the University of California selects students to receive the awards.  It is a one-time award; current or former Pre-Doctoral Scholar Program recipients are not eligible to apply.

To be eligible to receive funds, applicants must be enrolled at SJSU during both the application period (Spring 2013) and at least one term of the following academic year (2013-2014).  Students who are likely to be admitted to doctoral programs that begin in Fall 2013 should be discouraged from applying.

Junior, senior, and graduate students in the CSU, especially those from groups underrepresented in their fields, receive funding for visits to Ph.D.-granting institutions to explore opportunities for doctoral study, for travel to national symposia or professional meetings, for membership in professional organizations, for journal subscriptions, and for graduate school application and test fees.  In addition, those who receive pre-doctoral awards are eligible to participate in a fully funded summer research internship at a doctoral-granting campus.

Applications and faculty sponsor forms may be obtained online at  Students must obtain transcripts from all undergraduate institutions they have attended.  Applicants are expected to assemble and submit in full the entire application packet in the correct order and with all necessary parts, unstapled and single-sided.  The campus deadline for completed applications and faculty sponsor forms is Monday, March 18, 2013.  Please submit all materials to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research in ADM 223B on or before that date. An additional form, the California Pre-doctoral Program Permission to Publish, obtained online at, must also be submitted.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at 924-2485 or via email at